Relief for Ronel is a compaign for a loving mother of 3 children, a wife, a daughter and an aunt.
Ronel has been suffering from trigeminal neuralgia for the last 20+ years.
For those who is not familiar with trigeminal neuralgia it is considered the "suicide disease"
Trigeminal neuralgia is the general term for pain caused by the trigeminal nerve. It is also called TN pain or The trigeminal nerve begins just behind the ear on either side of the face and spreads across the cheeks, jaw, lips, and nose. There are three branches of this nerve – the upper, medial, and lower branches. Where the pain is located depends largely on which branch is affected.
Ronel's pain is located mainly in her face (cheeks) this caused everyday things like smiling, eating and drinking to be excruciatingly painful.
Neurosurgeons in South Africa all suggest a surgery where they attempt to cut the nerve in your brain from behind your ear. This is a very high risk operarion.
Ronel has met with a doctor in NYC that uses a different approach, using a needle like instrument to burn the problem nerve. He has already successfully burned one of the three nerves in 2011.
Unfortunately now the second is causing pain and she needs to return to the doctor.
The doctor has agreed to perform the procedure at this office in NYC.
This is why today we ask for your help, we need your help to get Ronel back to her all day smiling self.
Any donation small or big is greatly appreciated.